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Create Memorable Boating Adventures with Kids

Remember when you were a kid? Running in the beach sand — collecting souvenir seashells — a salty breeze blowing through our hair as our boat races at full speed, bouncing on the waves — crab-picking marathons afterward, sharing family lore and lots of laughs — catching that really big fish (at least, it seems big at the time!) These are all cherished reminders of simpler times with loved ones when we felt safe, secure, […]

The Magnificent Magothy – A Hidden Gem

  The Magothy River is so well hidden that even many longtime Annapolis residents don’t know much about this beautiful wide river that is right in their backyard. Size and Location: The Magothy’s tidal estuary extends from its mouth at the bay near Gibson Island (5 nautical miles north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge), all the way up for almost 8 miles to its headwaters.  The upper non-tidal portion measures close to 4 miles long […]

There’s no such thing as a FREE (or nearly-free) BOAT!

  Yep, you know her — she’s the one waiting seductively by the side of the road. Like Circe, the enchantress, she calls your name every time you pass. Like the sirens who mesmerized sailors, she summons you to the sea — you can’t resist her. Her name is “FREE BOAT.”  When you first see her, she has an aura and glow, like a full moon rising over the horizon. In your eyes, she has […]

Shipwrecks, Civil War, Pirates, Ghosts, and More!

Tales of the Chesapeake – 5 topics that you may not know about: Shipwrecks, civil war, pirates, ghosts, and more: for your enjoyment we’ve compiled a list of fun facts that you may not know about the Chesapeake Bay. The bay is not only a boater’s paradise, but it is also rich in history and interesting folklore! 1. Chesapeake Bay facts and figures Name origin: The word Chesepiooc is an Algonquian word referring to a village “at a big river”. The […]

Ferry Point Marina & Yachtyard’s Sock Burning & Open House

Sock Burning – An Annapolis Tradition How did all this sock burning begin? In these parts, local boat and yachtyard workers now tend to don their classic dock shoes sans socks between the vernal equinox and winter. Some allowances are made for those with tender toes on days when temperatures dip below 30℉, where winds top 17 knots (about 20 miles an hour), a.k.a. the official Maritime Republic of Eastport (MRE) “wimp-chill factor.” As Maritime Museum Director […]

The Ever-Glorious Perch Run

      “There’s fishing – and then, there’s catching. And there are a few who are lucky enough to know the difference.”        What are your first impressions about fishing and where do they begin? Do you get all warm and fuzzy, remembering the iconic Andy Griffith Show where Opie and his “Pa” head off down the path through the tall timbers, whistling, with their fishin’ poles and lucky tin can full […]

Battery Best Practices

Answering your top 4 battery care questions (5 Minute Read) We had quite a few good questions and animated conversations after our recent post About Batteries, particularly concerning winter storage and the care of your battery. We thought this might be a good opportunity to ask our Mechanical Department Manager, Mark Miller, to explore this topic further. Mark’s procedure for checking a battery (included in our standard Ferry Point Marina Winterization service) is to first […]

Winter “Lay-Up?”

Does your marine insurance provider give you a discount for Winter “Lay-up?” This week, in our Timely Tips column, we’re including a note that our Mechanical Department Manager, Mark Miller received. We think that you’ll find it to be very informative. Q: Hey Mark. Hope you and your family had a great holiday. I was wondering if you had time to take a look at the boat. I am keeping it in the water but […]

About Batteries

  Have you ever wondered why there are so many different sizes or types of batteries? Did you know that every battery serves a specific functionality? This is especially true with marine batteries – and additionally, every boat is unique and has different power requirements. Our knowledgeable mechanical team at Ferry Point Marina & Yachtyard has  assembled some helpful information to help you understand more about keeping your battery in tip-top shape. Let’s dive in, shall we? 12 […]